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Peer-reviewed articles

Information Systems Challenges for Through-Life Engineering.
Chris McMahon, Alex Ball.
September 2013.
Procedia CIRP [ISSN 2212-8271] 11, 1-7.

Other articles

Editorial.
Alexander Ball.
June 2015.
International Journal of Digital Curation [ISSN 1746-8256] 10:1, i-v.
Editorial.
Alexander Ball.
December 2014.
International Journal of Digital Curation [ISSN 1746-8256] 9:2, i-iii.
Editorial.
Alexander Ball.
July 2014.
International Journal of Digital Curation [ISSN 1746-8256] 9:1, i-iv.
Show Me The Data: The Pilot UK Research Data Registry.
Alexander Ball, Kevin Ashley, Patrick McCann, Laura Molloy, Veerle Van den Eynden.
July 2014.
International Journal of Digital Curation [ISSN 1746-8256] 9:1, 132-141.
Building a Disciplinary Metadata Standards Directory.
Alexander Ball, Sean Chen, Jane Greenberg, Cristina Perez, Keith Jeffery, Rebecca Koskela.
July 2014.
International Journal of Digital Curation [ISSN 1746-8256] 9:1, 142-151.

Peer-reviewed book chapters

The Minimum Mandatory Metadata Sets for the KIM Project and RAIDmap.
Alexander Ball, Mansur Darlington, Christopher McMahon.
January 2017.
Developing Metadata Application Profiles, ed. Mariana Curado Malta, Ana Alice Baptista, Paul Walk (Hershey, PA: IGI Global), 37-64.

Reports

How to Track the Impact of Research Data with Metrics.
Alex Ball, Monica Duke.
June 2015.
Work Package 3: Metadata Development and Standardisation.
Alex Ball.
May 2014.
UK Research Data Registry Mapping Schemes.
Alex Ball.
May 2014.
Preserving Computer-Aided Design (CAD).
Alex Ball.
July 2013.
Data Publishing, Peer Review and Repository Accreditation: Everyone a Winner?
Angus Whyte, Alex Ball.
May 2013.

Peer-reviewed conference papers

Building a Research Data Registry for the UK.
Alex Ball, Kevin Ashley, Patrick McCann, Laura Molloy, Veerle Van den Eynden.
12 June 2014.
9th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2014): "Towards repository ecosystems", Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, Helsinki.

Presentations

Metadata: The Spirit of Research Data Management?
Alex Ball.
29 June 2017.
Research Infrastructures in Social Sciences and Humanities: their potential and best practices in Italy, University of Milan-Bicocca.
Flying the Flag: In Support of Metadata Standards.
Alex Ball.
24–25 May 2017.
Choose Your Own Research Data Management Guidance.
Alex Ball, Kellie Snow, Peter Obee, Greg Simpson.
22 February 2017.
12th International Digital Curation Conference: "Upstream, Downstream: embedding digital curation workflows for data science, scholarship and society", Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
The Past, Present and Future of the Metadata Standards Catalog.
Alex Ball.
2 November 2016.
Research Data Alliance (RDA) UK workshop, The Studio, Birmingham.
Making Data Better by Adding Some Meta(data).
Alex Ball.
15 June 2016.
2nd Data Management for TEDDINET Workshop: "Data formats and tools", University of Bath.
Reflections on Research Data Service Discoverability.
Alex Ball.
21 April 2016.
CASRAI Research Dataset-Level Metrics.
Alex Ball, Thomas Ingram.
14 April 2016.
BIOCADDIE Webinar: "CASRAI: Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information".
Metadata Standards Directory.
Alex Ball.
16 February 2016.
Dataset-Level Metrics: Knowledge Exchange, DCC, CASRAI.
Alex Ball.
19 November 2015.
BioMedBridges Symposium: "Open bridges for life science data", Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton.
Making the Case for Sharing with Indicators of Research Data Impact.
Alex Ball.
22 October 2015.
Library Connect Webinar: "How to Assist Researchers in Sharing their Research Data".
Summary of the Activities of the Metadata Standards Directory Working Group.
Alex Ball.
1–4 September 2015.
15th International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications (DC-2015): "Metadata and Ubiquitous Access to Culture, Science and Digital Humanities", São Paulo, Brazil.
Using CRIS to power research data discovery.
Alex Ball, Christopher Brown, Laura Molloy, Veerle Van den Eynden, David Wilson.
12 May 2015.
EuroCRIS Membership Meeting: "CRIS in the Information Landscape: The place and role of CRIS to support and manage Open Data, Open Access, and Open Science", AMUE, Paris.
RDDS: Metadata Development.
Alex Ball.
23 April 2015.
UK Research Data Discovery Service Workshop, Prospero House, London, UK.
Summary of the activities of the Metadata Standards Directory Working Group.
Alex Ball.
9–11 March 2015.
Research Data Alliance Fifth Plenary: "Adopt-a-Deliverable", Paradise Point, San Diego, CA.
Metadata Standards Directory Working Group.
Jane Greenberg, Alex Ball, Keith Jeffery, Rebecca Koskela.
13–14 November 2014.
RDA Coordinating Chairs Meeting, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD.
Metadata for Impact: Lessons from the UK.
Alex Ball.
25 September 2014.
3rd EUDAT Conference, De Meervaart Conference Centre, Amsterdam.
Research Data Management: Resources from the Digital Curation Centre.
Alex Ball.
17 September 2014.
RENU Autumn Workshop: "Open Access & Data Curation for Universities", Oxford Brookes University.
Lost in Translation: Technological Views on Preserving CAD.
Alex Ball.
15 August 2014.
Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, and the Society of American Archivists (Archives*Records) 2014: "Ensuring Access", Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.
Preparing for the UK Research Data Registry and Discovery Service.
Alex Ball.
31 July 2014.
Repositories Fringe 2014, Informatics Forum, Edinburgh.
Phase 1 RDRDS Metadata.
Alex Ball.
16 June 2014.
Jisc RDRDS Phase 2 Kick-Off and Requirements Gathering Workshop, Royal College of Physicians, London.
DCC Disciplinary Metadata Catalogue Demo.
Alex Ball.
27 March 2014.
Increasing Research Impact: the National Data Registry.
Alex Ball.
11 March 2014.
Jisc Digital Festival, ICC, Birmingham.
Building a Disciplinary Metadata Standards Directory.
Alex Ball, Sean Chen, Jane Greenberg, Cristina Perez, Keith Jeffery, Rebecca Koskela.
26 February 2014.
9th International Digital Curation Conference: "Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data-driven transformations in research, education, business & society", Omni Hotel, San Francisco.
Show me the data: The pilot UK Research Data Registry.
Alex Ball, Kevin Ashley, Patrick McCann, Laura Molloy, Veerle Van den Eynden.
26 February 2014.
9th International Digital Curation Conference: "Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data-driven transformations in research, education, business & society", Omni Hotel, San Francisco.
Preserving Computer-Aided Design: a Digital Preservation Coalition Report.
Alex Ball.
21 October 2013.
DEDICATE Final Seminar, Glasgow Western Infirmary.
Preserving Computer-Aided Design: Digital Preservation Coalition Report.
Alex Ball.
17 October 2013.
Les Métiers Liés aux Données de la Recherche: Data Librarian.
Alex Ball.
19 September 2013.
43e Congrès Annuel de l'ADBU, Docks Océane, Le Havre.
Data Publication, Sharing and Re-use: Data Citation and Impact.
Alex Ball.
17 September 2013.
ImmersiveInformatics Module 7, University of Melbourne.
Improving RDM in Engineering Projects.
Alex Ball.
10 September 2013.
The DCC Disciplinary Metadata Catalogue.
Alex Ball.
6 September 2013.
CAMP-4-DATA Workshop, 13th International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications (DC-2013): "Linking to the Future", Lisbon, Portugal.
Best Practice with OJS – a Partial View.
Kevin Ashley, Alex Ball.
31 July 2013.
Open Journal System Forum, University of Edinburgh.
Preserving CAD: an Overview.
Alex Ball.
26 July 2013.
Preserving Computer-Aided Design, IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, London.
Research Data Management: Policy, Planning and Practice.
Alex Ball.
22 May 2013.
ASLIB Engineering and Technology Afternoon Seminar: "Research Data Management and Patent Searching", University of Surrey.
An Engineering Perspective on Good Practice.
Alex Ball.
24 April 2013.
Supporting Data Management Planning, Loughborough University.

Posters

Towards a UK Research Data Discovery Service.
Laura Molloy, Kevin Ashley, Alex Ball, Veerle Van den Eynden.
9–12 February 2015.
10th International Digital Curation Conference: "Ten years back, ten years forward: achievements, lessons and the future for digital curation", 30 Euston Square, London.

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